Criminal charges of violence that are alleged to take place among people with certain family and dating relationships are accompanied by protective orders, according to the West Virginia Code §48-27-403. These protective orders, often called Family Protection Act Orders (FPO’s) or restraining orders can have a profound effect on the life of the accused.
Additionally, some of these domestic violence-related offenses carry greater penalties if they occur between people who are in family or dating relationships. Domestic violence is a hot topic issue throughout the country right now and accusations should be taken seriously. They can have an effect on child custody matters. Conviction can also make the accused a prohibited person and prevent you from legally possessing a gun for the rest of your life.
Martinsburg West Virginia Family Attorney
At MillsMcDermott, our attorneys have significant experience in dealing with difficult cases. We have been representing defendants in criminal matters for 30 years in Martinsburg West Virginia and throughout West Virginia. We are prepared to fight your domestic violence accusations and represent you in any other related matters, such as protective order hearings.
If you’ve been accused of any type of abuse against a family member or person you are dating, immediately call us at 1-304-262-9300. Our attorneys understand the sensitivity of your situation and will handle your case with utmost importance. Your first telephone consultation is free.